Flags lowered to honor Republican Senator John McCain, who died at age 81 after battling brain cancer for more than a year; Alicia Acuna reports from Phoenix, Arizona.
“Karen and I send our deepest condolences to Cindy and the entire McCain family on the passing of Senator John McCain”.
But in his address to the US Studies Centre a year ago, Senator McCain did not shy away from conceding that Mr Trump was “unsettling” American allies, or that there is a debate underway in the United States about its role in the world, its resolution uncertain.
Ducey has said he won’t consider appointing politicians who lobbied for McCain’s seat prematurely.
He stood unsuccessfully as US President in 2008 and had been a senator since 1984.
Bush’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, remembered McCain as a courageous public servant.
As the son of a naval officer, McCain and the family were constantly on the move.
His five and a half years in prison began in October 1967 when McCain was thrown into the French-built jail after his Skyhawk divebomber was shot down over Hanoi’s Truc Bach lake.
He quickly lost 50 pounds and saw his hair turn white.
What happens to John McCain’s Senate seat? He ejected from the plane, which knocked him unconscious and broke both his arms and a leg. He was also a pilot in the U.S. Navy and was taken captive as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
McCain was held in solitary confinement and suffered from dysentery.
After McCain’s death, Republicans now have a 50-49 majority in the Senate, meaning one GOP defection could sink Kavanaugh’s nomination if every Democrat votes no.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the late Arizona senator as “an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions”.
McCain met twice with regulators to discuss the government investigation.
A conservative on most issues, he pushed for campaign finance reform and the effort to account for those missing in Vietnam. Over his career he earned a reputation as a “maverick” who bucked his party when he felt appropriate. He famously traveled on a bus called the “Straight Talk Express” during his 2000 bid.
In 2008, McCain fared far better.
The pair would lose to former President Barack Obama in a landslide.
Four years later, as the Republican nominee for president, Senator McCain is said to have deeply wanted his Democratic Senate colleague Joe Lieberman to be his running mate. McCain returned to the Senate in 2009, determined not to let that defeat define him.
Elsewhere on Twitter, McCain’s trying years in the military were noted among commemorators as a defining feature of the Vietnam War veteran’s life. He battled through it, returning to Congress this past summer. Consequently, he was a key vote for both sides of the aisle: in the a year ago alone, he helped Senate Republicans ensure their tax reform legislation passed the chamber and sank Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health care proposal – which would have repealed much of Obamacare – by voting against it.
President Trump phoned McCain’s wife to offer his sympathies, but his call came after months of bitterness between the two politicians.
The type of brain tumor with which he was afflicted, glioblastoma, is particularly aggressive and hard to treat.
He had recently announced his decision to discontinue treatment.
Cindy was McCain’s first wife.
In a post on Twitter, she said: “My heart is broken”.
“Out of working hours, we considered each other friends”, he said.